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Displaced Children in Central African Republic Risk Forced Recruitment, Gender-Based Violence

Conflict and violence have displaced 370,000 children throughout the Central African Republic. The U.N. children’s fund says among them are at least 163,000 children who were forced to flee widespread violence in the run-up to and following December’s...
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Doctors Without Borders Urges Kenyan Officials to Consult Refugees Before Closing Camps

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is urging the Kenyan government to consult with people living in refugee camps before closing the camps permanently. In a news release, the medical humanitarian organization said on Wednesday that a human-centered approac...
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Biden’s First 100 Days See Few Big Moves on Africa

U.S. President Joe Biden has focused most of his energy in his first 100 days in office on taming the coronavirus pandemic on home soil. But in this short, frantic period, he has made a few important gestures that have been welcomed in Africa. On his ...
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Somalia President Drops 2-year Term Extension, Accepts Dialogue with Political Rivals

Somalia President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed says he will no longer pursue a two-year extension of his presidential term, giving in to internal and international pressure to back away from a controversial resolution on the extension passed by the Lower...
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Fledgling Pilot Resolves to Soar

As a teenager, Precious Sibalo visited the airport in her Zimbabwe hometown of Bulawayo to watch planes flying in and out of the country's second-largest city. She was entranced by the aircraft but dismayed by something else. "I saw male pilots and ne...
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UN Calls on Countries to Take Action to Prevent Drowning

The U.N. General Assembly encouraged all countries Wednesday to take action to prevent drownings, which have caused over 2.5 million deaths in the past decade, over 90% of them in low-income and middle-income countries.The resolution, co-sponsored by B...
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Blinken Makes First Africa Trip, Virtually

On Tuesday, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken made his first Africa visit — though he did not actually go anywhere. Blinken virtually attended six events and met with top leaders in continental heavyweights Kenya and Nigeria. Protecting global h...
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At Least 2 Killed During Protests in Chad

At least two people were killed Tuesday in the central African country of Chad during protests demanding the country’s transitional military government transfer power to civilians. The country’s military council was led by President Idriss Deby Itno, w...
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Chad’s Military Rulers Name Civilian Prime Minister; Opposition Protests

Chad's new military rulers named a civilian politician, Albert Pahimi Padacke, as prime minister of a transitional government on Monday, a week after President Idriss Deby's battlefield death, but opposition leaders quickly dismissed the appointment. ...
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